Mom's Pie Crust Cookies

Recipe by loracpal

They are moist and tender--not the kind that turn into a dried out lethal weapon in 3 days. They are a BIG hit with our overseas service men. Just pop some popcorn and pack them in it.

Top Review by The_Swedish_Chef

These cookies are stellar! I wanted to add some pie crust cut-outs to a crustless pie and didn't want to buy those premade crusts. Cut the recipe in half, dusted the tops of them with a sugar/cinnamon mixture and popped them in the oven. VERY delicious and they stand alone, just as they are. But of course, putting them on a pie makes them twice as nice!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all dry in a LARGE BOWL.
  2. Cut shortening into dry till fine and crumbly (use your hands for this).
  3. Mix all wet together and add to dry. Mix with wooden spoon till dough forms. Dough will be soft.
  4. Roll out on well floured surface (I use equal parts flour and sugar) to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into shapes.
  5. Place on lightly greased sheet and bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes. Do not let cookie bottoms BROWN AT ALL.

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